A 17-year-old boy, Khariksing Adonis Tangpu, who is a passionate cyclist from Manipur will represent India in U-18 category at the 25th Asian MTB Cycling Championship to be held at Keferdebian, Lebanon. Adonis hails from Peh village, Ukhrul, He is class XI and is one among the eight selected cyclists to represent the country at the Championship to be held from July 25-28.
Adonis has outstanding achievements in cycling, as he won two gold in the under-18 category during 15th MTB National Championship held last year in Pune, which paved the way for him to be able to participate at the Asian Championship.
He has participated and won in cycling competitions conducted by the Cycling Mysooru, Hubballi Cycle Club and National Cycling Federation. Presently Adonis is being trained at Haldwani, Uttarakhand, by team India. He joined the cycling Academy in 2015, and has been training vigorously over the last couple of years.
It must be mentioned that his family has been struggling financially to provide him with the necessary standard equipment and accessories for the international event. And so, the support group for Adonis has been formed at a local level to patron and raise monetary aid to help him.